Next month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open the doors of the
Montreal Quebec Temple to media and the public. The temple, which has undergone an extensive renovation, is
located at 1450 Boulevard Marie-Victorin in Longueuil. More than 1000 Mormons in the Ottawa-Gatineau area use
this temple on a regular basis.
A media briefing and preview tour will be held on Tuesday, November 3, at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel next to the
temple. A senior Church leader, Elder Kent F. Richards, will address the media and explain why the temple is
significant to Latter-day Saints. Following the briefing, members of the media will receive a guided tour of the
interior of the temple.
The briefing and tour will last about 90 minutes. After the tour, Elder Richards and other Church spokespeople will
be available for individual interviews. No cameras will be allowed in the temple, but high-quality interior photos
will be provided on both a flash drive and at www.mormonnewsroom.ca.
To attend the media briefing, please contact Gail Haarsma at the coordinates below.
Public Open House
The general public and any media unable to attend the November 3 tour are invited to tour the temple from
Thursday, November 5, through Saturday, November 14, 2015, except for Sunday, November 8. Free reservations
for the open house can be made by visiting www.templeopenhouse.lds.org starting October 19 or by calling 1-855-
537-2000. Tours will consist of a 10-minute video followed by a 30-minute walking tour through the temple.
Dedication and Cultural Celebration
Following the public open house, the temple will be formally rededicated on November 22. It will then be closed to
the public. The dedication will be preceded by a cultural celebration featuring music and dance by the youth of the
Church, to be held on the evening of November 21 at Monument-National.
Latter-day Saint temples differ from the chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are
considered “houses of the Lord” where the teachings of Jesus Christ are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and
other ceremonies that unite families for eternity. More information about the purpose of temples is available at
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